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Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition by David William Spitzer

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Hydraulic Basics

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Hydraulics play an extremely important role in industrial systems and must be dealt with during the design stage as well as in virtually all process modifications. Predicting an approximate hydraulic response of the process is often essential to successful system operation. The hydraulic properties of some commonly used equipment will be discussed to develop a working knowledge of their operating characteristics.

PUMPS

Pumps, typically driven by an electric motor or steam turbine, are used throughout industry to develop hydraulic energy. Liquid enters the pump suction (inlet) where the rotation of the pump imparts pressure energy to the liquid that exits at the pump discharge (outlet).

The pressure at the inlet (outlet) of ...

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